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Snohomish County budget focuses on housing, environment

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Last updated 10/17/2019 at 1:27pm

Snohomish County

County Executive Dave Somers hands proposed 2020 budget to Snohomish County Council Chairman Terry Ryan.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers' proposed 2020 budget to the Snohomish County Council, announced last week, focuses on public safety and the opioid crisis, environmental and fiscal sustainability, housing affordability, and public service.

Somers spoke about the need to address the affordable housing crisis affecting people of all incomes. He also addressed the impacts on individuals, families, and communities of the opioid crisis, stressing the need for continued partnerships within and across the county.

"We don't reach our goals alone," he said. "Rather, we rely on our partners wo...

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